Chelmsford City Council

Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge we apply to new developments, to help to fund improvements to infrastructure.

We will still use S106 agreements, but only for site specific requirements and to secure affordable housing.

You can look at the Planning Portal for  information about CIL, and to download the CIL forms.

  1. Check if CIL applies
  2. Paying your CIL charge
  3. How we spend CIL


3. How we spend CIL

We are currently reviewing the process for deciding how we spend the strategic and neighbourhood allocations of CIL.

Our annual monitoring reports show how we spent CIL in:

If development takes place within a parish, we will give 15% of CIL funding to the parish or town council.

The government has capped the amount of CIL money a parish or town council can receive in a year. This is known as the Neighbourhood Cap and is based on the number of homes in that area. 

In some cases, a parish or town council could be due more money than the cap allows. If this happens, we invite parish councils and neighbourhood groups near the development that generated the CIL to propose how it is spent. You can download our Neighbourhood Cap report, which sets out this process in detail.  

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